Gavronski to headline Battle at the Boat’s 100th show from the EQC on Saturday, March 28th
Tacoma, Washington (March 4, 2015) Brian Halquist Productions is proud to announce a very special night of fights, as the Battle at the Boat series celebrates its 100thshow on Saturday, March 28th live from the Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma, Washington.
Headlining this milestone event will be hometown favorite, Mike “Imagine Me” Gavronski (16-1-1, 10KOs) vs. Maurice Louishomme (8-1-1, 4KOs) in a 10-round super middleweight clash. This historic night will feature a number of thrilling matchups, showcasing the most talented up and coming fighters in the Northwest today and is sure to be talked about for years to come.
When Mike Gavronski steps in the ring, fans know not to blink. Gavronski has been a staple at recent Battle at the Boat events, first appearing at the EQC back in 2010. Since then, the talented Tacoma native has fought all over the country, including bouts in California, Oregon and Illinois just to name a few. His exciting style mixes elite footwork with heavy hands, creating a unique blend of speed and power that his opponents have learned to fear. Looking to extend his current win streak to three, Gavronski faces a tough test in Maurice Louishomme of Colorado Springs, Colorado. Louishomme has fought tough in his young boxing career with his last suffering his only setback against 2012 Ukrainian Olympian Ievgen Khytrov.
Also featured will be undefeated sensation Jeremy McCleary (6-0) of Buckley, Washington. The talented 20 year old will look to keep his undefeated streak alive in a rematch against native Oregonian, Corben Page. It will be McCleary’s first contest of more than four rounds and with all of his professional victories going the distance, the three time local Golden Gloves champion has proven that cardio won’t be an issue.
Keeping with the theme of talented local fighters, Yakima’s Marcelino Pineda (4-1, 4K0s) will be featured on the card as well. Pineda, who has knocked out all four opponents he’s defeated, will look to add another highlight reel knockout to his resume as he takes on skilled veteran Paul Mpendo.
Rounding out the featured bouts of the night will be another name familiar to boxing fans, as Vancouver, Washington’s Jason Davis makes his long awaited return to the Battle at the Boat stage, taking on Daryl Gardner in a 4-round super welterweight contest.
“This really is a truly special show for us. Over 18 years ago we were going to do one show and that one show has developed into the premier boxing series on the west coast. Number 100 and we’re going strong. I’m ready to start on the second hundred. I’m still young!” laughed promoter, Brian Halquist.
For almost 20 years, Battle at the Boat has been the premier showcase of boxing talent in the Pacific Northwest. The show has been featured on Showtime, HBO, ESPN, ESPN 2, DirecTV, Fox Sports and even garnered international exposure on Telemundo, Univision and Azteca. Battle at the Boat veterans have gone on to headline numerous events around the world, capturing world titles in the process. Boxing stars that have made their appearance on Battle at the Boat cards include:
Vic Darchinyan (40-7-1, 29 KOs)
Kenny Ellis (35-7-3, 24 KOs)
Emmit Linton (33-6-2, 15 KOs)
Kinsley Ikeke (27-3-0, 14 KOs)
Chad Van Sickle (23-9-3, 12 KOs)
David Torres (21-3-2, 13 KOs)
Vernon Forrest (41-3-0, 29 KOs)
Carlos Baldomir (49-16-6, 15 KOs)
Zahir Raheem (35-3-0, 21 KOs)
Tickets for this historic night are on sale now at the Emerald Queen Casino box office as well as all Ticketmaster locations and start at only $25. Fans are encouraged to get their tickets early, as this highly anticipated event will sell out. Doors open at 6:00PM with the first bout scheduled for 7:00PM. Battle at the Boat is brought to you by Brian Halquist Productions. For more info, please visit www.halquistproductions.com as well as the Battle at the Boat Facebook page.